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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
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1,718 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 160 | FT: 2
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and real organic cocoa used in this ale impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish - this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate that will lead to smiles and refills. Samuel Smith's brews in traditional coppers, uses stone 'Yorkshire Squares' for fermentation, and ships every bottle from the brewery with great pride.

(Beer added by: rangerred on 10-16-2012)
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Skydog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-30-2013 00:58:28 | More by Skydog
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Lord_of_the_Rinks

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-29-2013 22:52:39 | More by Lord_of_the_Rinks
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color forming s big and aired beige head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass

S: A chocolate bomb, really. I've never drank a beer with such a strong smelk of chocolate. Also sweet malts, roasted malts and vanilla. Notes of chesnuts as well

T: Pretty much like the nose. Sweet upfront. Notes of chocolate, chocolate malts, roasted malts. A bit milky and lactic

M: Medium and creamy body. Medium to low carbonation. Lactic aftertaste

O: Great ale. Excelent example of Milk Stout and chocolate based Stout

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 19:36:07 | More by eduardolinhalis
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2013 03:04:25 | More by ilikebeer03
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-29-2013 00:01:17 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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troy138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-28-2013 16:48:54 | More by troy138
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Pecafaced

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-28-2013 10:38:59 | More by Pecafaced
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-28-2013 03:55:27 | More by gshak
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a mug from a bomber. The pour resulted in an oily black liquid with a good amount of lovely tan head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving delicate lacing. It smells like chocolate syrup: absolutely delicious and tantalizing to the taste buds. Mouthfeel is very smooth although slightly bubbly. Taste is sweet with a bitter chocolate taste, with a smooth coffee finish. Overall, this is a wonderful stout and entirely enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:21:09 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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jaycle

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured pitch black into snifter. Settled into a 1.5 finger tan head that lingered for quite a while. Head was velvety smooth with small bubbles. No light is getting though this beer.

S: Soo chocolatey. I smelled it when I popped the cap. Second whiff I smelled vanilla. I also sort of smell gas station slush puppies that I remember getting as a kid.

T: Not surprisingly, Chocolate! Cream soda. If you try real hard, you can tell you're drinking a beer and detect a hop

M: Really smooth. Medium-light bodied. Alcohol drying effect. It left my lips feeling sticky though, and I didn't care for that.

O: A good beer that I'm glad I was able to try. My buddy bought it for me. Not something I would seek out for myself. If you are looking for chocolate beer, I think you'd be hard pressed to find more of it in a beer. I personally just prefer to taste more in my beer that sweet chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 12:54:43 | More by jaycle
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David1492

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-26-2013 23:47:39 | More by David1492
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.4%

04-26-2013 22:47:56 | More by akttr
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BarrelAgedBrian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-26-2013 00:48:26 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Organic Chocolate Stout opens to an aroma that is immediately reminiscent of milk chocolate - the kind that Dove or Cadbury uses, rich with sugar and milk, almost oozing sweetness; or like a glass of heavy cream into which a God’s ransom of Lindt Chocolate Syrup (if such a thing existed, sigh) had been stirred – with a shovelful or two of high-quality caramel, and extremely subtle contrasting whiffs of coffee. The beer smells far more like a five-star dessert than anything else: handmade chocolate ice cream with chocolate and caramel syrups drizzled over a handmade chocolate gooey brownie, with a handmade graham cracker crumbled over the top. In short, the beer is sweet, gooey (even on the nose), rich, and amazingly full. If a candy bar actually smelled as good as this beer does, I’d be a very fat man. This does, of course, mean that there’s not much beer smell here, despite the fact that it’s a stout, but the incredible chocolaty aromas pretty much make up for it. If anything, however, the beer is too sweet, being off-balanced, and in need of another aroma to bring things back to reality.

On the tongue, the flavors do prove a bit better balanced, though the primary notes are still sweet milk chocolates, heavy on lactose and sugar and cream, and the beer is instantly reminiscent of handmade chocolate milk – the kind bought from a ‘50s diner, or reinvented by a five-star restaurant. The subtle contrasting notes include bits of pecan, as well as light coffee, and even a faint ashy presence, though this is fairly far down. Threads of chocolate liqueur add an alcoholic layer, though very lightly so, the 5% ABV barely announcing its presence. Faint bits of graham cracker add some bready notes. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, though as the sugars die off a few bitter ashy, bready, and even faintly piney notes do appear, somewhat spoiling things by clashing with the chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, it’s difficult to imagine more chocolate flavor crammed into a beer, and if that’s the sort of thing you’re after, then this should be on your must-try list. It would also make an excellent dessert beer, or an ingredient in a good dessert or, perhaps, mole sauce. As a stout, though, it’s very sweet, and hardly any of the stout flavors come through, making things seem off-balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 19:41:30 | More by jondeelee
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keith_wayne

Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a bottle of this into my trusty Lagunitas mason jar glass. I smelled the chocolate as soon as I opened this.
A: Dark, nice 1 to 2 finger head. Good lacing. Exactly what I was excepting
S: Chololate. Hints of vanilla and maybe malts and toffee. Did I mention CHOCOLATE!
T: More chocolate. Hints again of vanilla, caramel malts, and maybe, just maybe some dark fruit if you look for it. Sweet and rich which is what I was looking for.
M: Medium body, not as think as I was expecting or what i generally want in a stout, however as sweet and rich as this beer is the medium body suits it very well.
O: I love this brew. I have had several of these over the past few months and will always have a few on hand.
I do question the availability of this beer. Several bars in the greater Cleveland area have it (Winking Lizard for sure), several wine/beer stores and even many of the Giant eagles. I think this is a regular beer for Samuel Smith base on how many places here have it. I hope it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 02:45:59 | More by keith_wayne
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-23-2013 02:38:54 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2013 22:36:18 | More by BradleyR
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Pillowburn

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-22-2013 05:27:26 | More by Pillowburn
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JDD419

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2013 01:38:46 | More by JDD419
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received as an extra in a trade.

Pours a dark, hazy brown. 1 inch head, that looks like chocolate whipped cream. Good lacing down the glass.

The aroma is pure, 100% creamy milk chocolate. Smells like Yoo-Hoo.

The taste is similar. Barely beer-like, this tastes like an (albeit excellent) chocolate dessert liqueur, or simply a super rich adult milkshake. Cocoa powder, melted chocolate ice cream, Hershey's syrup, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Can't taste much else here, really.

Medium bodied, very syrupy sweet mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

Pure chocolate delight. Don't go in if you want a thirst quenching traditional beer- this is what's for dessert, my friend.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 19:20:16 | More by GreesyFizeek
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bohemyth

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-20-2013 21:57:59 | More by bohemyth
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Trower

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-18-2013 20:50:32 | More by Jameswoody
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-18-2013 00:16:45 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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NorthernSoul

Saskatchewan (Canada)

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-17-2013 22:18:56 | More by NorthernSoul
Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.